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>> reporter: we have developing news for you along the 101. a semi has lost its trailer. we have more for you coming up. right now, day two of the federal hearing looking into the san bruno pipeline explosion. what they didn't know about the pg&e gas line transmission line that exploded. >> reporter: preparations are underway across the bay area for today's "day of action." also, a bay area gas station raising eye bras -- eyebrows even in these days of
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skyrocketing gasoline prices. wow. "mornings on 2" begins right now. good morning. welcome to "mornings on 2." i'm dave clark. >> i'm tori campbell. scattered rain? let's check in with steve right knew. you can see this area keeps -- there it is. it is nothing too heavy. you can see some light rain. most of the system has gone by. some of the scattered showers especially out towards bethel island and brentwood. the-- brentwood. the south bay is getting rain.
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for other areas, it's windy. for others, it's raining. for an update on the traffic, here's sal. steve, driving around the bay area is very tough. it's windy. almost all of the freeways are affected by wind. it's still wet and we have a big problem in marin county. southbound 101, a lumber still -- a lumber spill has blocked two lanes. let's go to jade hernandez along southbound 101. jade? >> reporter: i was initially told this accident would be cleared up in 20 minutes. it's a slow process. a tow truck has actually just pulled up a second big rig. what they are trying to do, this big rig lost its trailer around 5:40 this morning. luckily, the driver was into the hurt. but it's causing a -- was not hurt. but it's causing a huge backup. we are being told by the california chp that they are just trying to get it off. it could be another 30 minutes. you can see here -- my
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photojournalist is showing you the backup. we've been seeing this backup since 6:00 when we pulled up. the chp officer who came to talk to us said he's gonna be out here for a little bit to monitor the situation. this initial accident happened at 5:40. and what happened afterwards is a minor accident. this big rig losing its trailer caused two other vehicles to crash. those cars have been pulled off the freeway. minor injuries in that accident. no serious injuries. but, of course, you can see this is causing a huge problem this morning. of course, we'll keep an eye on it and we will get more information passed along to you. reporting live, jade hernandez, ktvu channel 2 news. >> all right. thank you, jade. you can always find up-to- the-minute weather and traffic information as well as a look at stormtracker2 on ktvu.com.
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7:0 3. right now, in washington, d.c., the second day of federal hearings looking into the san bruno pipeline explosion is underway. the focus of today's hearing is on how much people in san bruno knew of the danger presented by the pg&e pipeline running under the city. in testimony today, san bruno's fire chief just said he didn't know of the existence of the gas transmission line until it blew up. we'll have a live report from our washington, d.c. newsroom coming up in about ten minutes. today all over the bay area, all over california, students and teachers will be rallying. they will be marching and calling attention to planned education cut. now, ktvu aclaudine wong is in oakland, she's -- ktvu's claudine wong is in oakland covering the details. we'll have details from her in just a few minutes. 7:0 4. some uc santa cruz students bared it all to
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protest cutbacks. it happened on the east field of the campus yesterday where they used to their bodies to spell out the words "free education." some demonstrators took it a step further and they actually stripped off interest -- stripped off their clothing. >> we have a bit of a reputation at uc santa cruz. i think that's okay. i think if the rest of the world was as open minded as people send to be here, it might be a more peaceful place. students and a faculty are planning a noontime rally today. 7:05. as' owner, lew wolff, says he cannot wait to hire a van and move to san jose. he can move to san jose in three years once he gets permission from mlb. he's aghast that the giants
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propose a move. there's a major -- that the as oppose the move. drivers in dublin staying away from one gas station in particular because of the price listed on the sign outside. the sign says regular gas sells for $9.83 a gallon. now, we did contact this chevron station. employee told us the numbers are transposed. the real price is $3.89. he says the sign is electronicgy generated at another location and he can't -- electronically generated at another location and he can't fix it. the other prices $4 a gallon. >> sounds like a bargain compared to the $9. >> yes. let's check in with sal. into the a pleasant commute for
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those out there -- not a pleasant commute for those out there. >> a lot of people coming from sonoma county, and this truck that was fully loaded with lumber came off of its cab, so the trailer came off the cab. no one was injured but they are trying to get this out of here. earlier we saw the tow truck lifting it up. in fact, the lumber was so heavy, the tow truck lifted it in the air. they are trying to get this out. the two lanes are blocked near lincoln. southbound 101 reduced to the two lanes. traffic is backed under bigtime. you can see hue close it is. if you drive -- how close it is. if you drive from novato to san rafael, you need to give yourself extra time. the load is what's making this so hard. they are gonna have to figure out a way to get this truck off the freeway and then they will worry about getting the truck on its way. let's move along to the bay bridge toll plaza. it's-- it seems to be drying
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off here. no major problems getting on the brim. but it's wind -- bridge. but it's windy ace cross the span. there is a card room along san pablo avenue that is the subject -- that is subject of police activity. one of our reporterrers is on -- reporters is on the way to find out more about this. these are a lot of police vehicles that all of a sudden showed up. they are inside this room, this card room. we'll see what's going on. again, one of our reporters is on the way. it may be a good area to avoid. this is san pablo area, right near the emeryville/oakland border. let's go to steve. >> thank you, sal. i think at 8:00, 9:00, we'll be on the more westerly breeze of this system.
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the system is coming by. more of a wind producer than a rain producer. there are some areas to the north that are get some good rain. the system is sitting over southern marin county, right where that lumber spill is. some of the rain -- i mean, there's not too much anywhere else. we can find some down towards the santa cruz mountains. that's about it. some of the rainfall, cazadero, 3. ben low bund, .86 -- ben lomond, .86. petaluma .75. after that it tails off. sanfrancisco had .18. the system could still produce off-and-on rain. i'm not sure i buy the 56 in livermore. it's still mild. hayward says 54. maybe that's right. they might be getting a strong
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south wind the will go by and we'll see weak, little impulses. kind of breezy today. and kind of cool for some. the winter storm warning is out for the mountain. the snow level has gone way up there. for us, we're looking for some rain and wind in the morning. mainly wind. for others, sun, clouds, showers, temperatures will be in the 50s. we'll have some mid-50s to a few low 60s today. we'll get the south wind. mid-50s. upper 50s to some low 60s. that will take us down to santa clara as well. it looks like an occasional showery pattern on thursday. we get a break on friday and then some saturday. and it looks like everybody will have some rain on sunday. this is a day action.
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planned parenthood protests. claudine wong is there now. what's going on, claudine? >> reporter: they have a long list of activities today, dave, for this "day of action." whether or not we'll see any action here at brookfield elementary school remains to be seen. the board has put on the website that there will be this going on, you a though they are not specific. certainly as we head into today's "day of action," this is rety vivid in everyone's mind. the protests, some did get out control with the 880 shut down for a while. we also know that preps about shut down overnight. >> red is associated with the color of evolution. orange is more thoughtful, and we -- and we want to produce a
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more well had of thought-out process. >> reporter: we can tell you it morning the mood already seems different. a lot of organized marches. the 750-678-9350 letting out of school -- the 7:40 leeing out of the school is -- letting out of school is just talk. we do know across the district there will be a schoolwide fire drill. live in oakland, claudine wong, ktvu channel 2 news. >> thank you, claudine. it is 7:12. what a local teacher did to get the attention of his students that caused police to show up in his classroom. >> now, i know it was thest thing in my life -- it was the
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hardest thing in my life i've ever done. and a big announcement from apple in a few hours, about the new ipad, about features and will the ceo make an appearance?
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behave developing news. the-- we have developing news. they have a big rig cab in to pull the trailer out of there now. southbound 101 at lincoln avenue. the two right lanes are closed. they've been closed about an
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hour and a half. stay with us. we'll give you traffic coverage because even when it clears, it will take a while for this to unwind. new this morning, a house just exploded in ohio. look at these pictures. in that explosion a grandmother and her grandson were killed. this happened about 4:00 this morning in ohio. the cause of that blast, that's still being investigate. some the neighbors say interest thomas were not damaged but they -- their homes were not damaged but they felt the explosion. right now, day two of the investigation of the san bruno pipeline explosion. alison burns is in d.c. and is back with surprising testimony from san bruno's fire chief this morning. alison? >> reporter: dave, that's right. fire chief dennis hague says pg&e had not alerted the fire
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department had the existence of the pipeline before the september 9th explosion. this is a look at the live webcast from the national transportation safety board. chief hague is the first witness today and he was asked how he would have better prepared for disaster if he knew about the pipeline. explosion killed eight people and destroyed dozens homes. >> it gives the fire service a chance to preplan and do senator-based -- scenario-based training. obviously, this was something that happened that we would never imagine but it gives us an opportunity to draw up zonessed a look at evacuation zones -- zones and look at evacuation zones as well. >> reporter: we'll have more live coverage of the hearing
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for you during my next update in an hour. alison burns, ktvu channel 2 news. >> thank you our coverage of today's hearing continues on our channel 2 website, ktvu.com. we do have a reporter inside that hearing for you blogging updates and we have a link to that live webcast. just look for the gas line explosion tab on ktvu.com. 7:17. a central valley woman survived a wild ride on the hood of a minivan going as fast as 100 miles an hour. police say the woman's husband, 36-year-old christopher carol, was driving. he was arrested and booked on attempted murder and other charges. the incident started very early saturday morning in manteca but ended here. the woman said she got in front of van to keep her husband from driving after they got into an argument. he did not stop and somehow she ended up on the hood of the
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car. >> i was holding on literally with the tips of my fingers and my ankles. you know -- now i know -- i know now it was the stupidest thing i've ever done. the driver, christopher, was driving up to speeds up to 100 miles an hour. he finally slowed down, alouing the woman to roll off the -- allowing the woman to roll off the van. a schoolteacher in atherton is now on paid leave after he rattled a table to get his students' attention. this happened yesterday at selby lane school. investigators say one student was so startled by that that she called the police. some of the other students didn't seem to be bothered by what the teacher did at all. the redwood city placed that teacher on leave because there was a police response. southwest airlines are
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operating on time after a computer glitch led to delays last night. a company spokesperson says changes too their rapid rewards program for frequent flyers went into effect yesterday, causing aning on outage. we just checked. and more bank of america cuss terse have access to their accounts at this hour. the entire system was down yesterday after a glitch connected to a routine upgrade that took place last weekend. the bank says it has been restoring service across the country. bankofamerica cannot say when everyone will have full service restored. 7:20. in just a couple of hours from now, apple will unveil the new ipad 2 in san francisco and the rumor witnesses are staying it could be on new store shelves immediately. the new ipad is expected to be
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a lot thinner and faster with a glare-free screen and front and rear-facing cameras. it's also expected to have a larger speaker for video and movie playback. some analysts say it could have a mini display port to connect it to a high definition tv. there's also speculation, steve jobs may be there for the unveiling. he's been on medical leave now. now, the event takes place at the yerba buena center for the arts beginning at 10:00 a.m. we'll have a live preview for you coming up in our second hour. 7:21. filling up illegally, what some are doing to avoid the soaring gas prices. also, mickey rooney testifying on krill and why he says -- on capitol hill and why he says elder abuse is a
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personal one for him. good morning. this incident along southbound 101 is almost cleared up.
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mickey rooney claimed he was a victim of elder abuse. a judge has issued a restraining order in the case with a hearing scheduled for next month. the u.s. senate today is set to vote on emergency short- term legislation that would avoid a government shutdown on friday. it passed in the house. it also includes $4 billion in cuts. it gives the white house and congress an additional two weeks to work out a spending
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bill to work this out. soaring gas prices are driving some people to fill up illegally. police in south carolina say there have been at least five incidents of people stealing gas. police say someone is drilling holes in people's gas tanks and training out the gas. most people don't realize there's a hole in the tank until their next trip to the gas station. it can cost around $1,000 to repair the damage. >> that's one i have never heard. >> right. we've been -- sal's been telling us about some major traffic problems this morning. >> that's right. the biggest problem, of course, is in marin county on southbound 101. we found out more information about what happened. the load shifted on this truck and caused the trailer to become separated from the cab. now, the tow truck had to get up there. they had to move the load. they had to shift it again. so they basically have to lift the truck up, move the load
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back and then they will get another truck in to haul the trailer. southbound 101 looks like it's completely shut down here. i'm not sure why. maybe they think it's unsafe for cars to drive. this is only going to be worst for the 101 commute. i would say if you have the option of not going now, i wouldn't go. traffic is at a dead stop on southbound 101 because of the truck crash, it's backing up this this laning -- rainy weather. this will affect not only marin but also sonoma county heading south. let's take a look at the bay bridge. it's a little bit driver there. traffic is backed up for about a 15-minute wait and on the nimitz freeway, not a bad drive, but it's getting busier near highway 92. let's go to sal. >> all right, sal. mother nature is not being too kind for the spill up in marin county. there is a little cell hanging out around marin county and it doesn't want to move. it looks like it's starting to
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thin out. scattered from novato and right to san rafael, most of the rain has tapered off. i will come out wide and show you there's scattered showers starting to move in from the peninsula. let me go to the latest image, half moan way to atascadero. if i put this into motion, look how this starts to thin out, especially around monterey, but still up in the santa cruz mountains. the satellite picture show what's going on. you can see our system. it has not gone through. we'll still get some coming by. temperatures today, kind of cool with the breeze but they are on the mild side. ben lomond picked -- picked up almost 1. petaluma .74, mill valley, .74. some rain, wind in the morning.
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highs will be in the upper 50s or very low 60s. it does look like we're going to get, especially as we head toward the weekend, some pretty good rain coming in, especially on sunday. maybe saturday night for the north bay. >> thank you, steve. we are following developing news. an army of federal agents has converged on a card club in emeryville. our news crew is heading to the scene. also a marin county mother facing very serious charges in this, a crash that injured her children.
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it's going to be slow all over the bay area this morning. the rain and the wind -- mostly the wind causing many problems on many bay area freeways. this is highway 24. it's not looking good westbound on the way to la fayette. most commutes will be noticably slower. we have a big problem in marin county. let's get the latest from jade hernandez, who is live along highway 101. jade? >> reporter: sal, the southbound lanes are all shut down and the reason, they had a big obstaclele when they were trying to move this big rig off
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the road, part of the trailer, the load shifted, all of those planks of wood shifted, and they were having trouble putting this trail he op a new big. so the big was on the right- hand side initially when we showed you pictures 20 minutes ago. then the rig moved to the other side. they had to shut down all lanes of traffic on southbound 101 in order to do that. rain did not cause this problem initially. this accident happened just before 5:00. but it has caused a problem now because, as you can see, the rain's come -- rain's coming down even harder right now. the chp has all of the lanes of traffic shut down. you can see just how far traffic is backed up. right now, we're told that they are gonna do their best job that they can to get this trailer onto another rig. they've been working on this. they initially thought this process was gonna take about 20 minutes. it's definitely taken longer this morning. we're gonna keep you posted.
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we'll bring you more pictures and let you know when the southbound lanes of 101 reopen. reporting live, jade hernandez, ktvu channel 2 news. >> and jade jade has anyone talked about -- jade, has anyone talked about how the rain is impacting the weight of the lumber? i'm wondering if that's part of the problem. >> reporter: this trailer came unhitched from the big rig initially and weather was not a cause but then because of that incident it caused a minor accident, moments later. that accident has been -- has since -- has since been cleared you. but the rain may make this wood heavier, as you mentioned. right now they're having a hard time with the location on the -- with the lanes on the southbound 101. they are working furious and fast so they can get these lanes reopen for the commute. >> it is 7:33. we're following developing news from the east bay.
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dozens of federal agents have converged on a card club in emeryville. a spokesperson for the fbi tells ktvu it is part of a crackdown on organized crime in the bay area. newschopper2, took these pictures just minutes ago. several raids are taking place right now in other cities. ktvu's kraig debro is just minutes from the scene and he will have a live report from emeryville for us here on "mornings "mornings on 2" coming up very shortly. time now, 7:34. sanfrancisco police are investigating a mysterious death in north beach. a man's body was found inside of a jewelry store last night on mason street. that discovery came while police were checking on the welfare of the unidentified man. now, homicide detectives have joined this investigation. but police still haven't said anything about reports that the man was shot to death. 7:34. this morning a young mother from santa rosa is facing drunk
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driving charges in an accident that injured her children. the serious rollover crash happened last night on laughlin road not far from the sonoma county airport. the chp says 23-year-old christen galvin was -- kristen galvin was behind the wheel of a speeding suv that flew off the roadway, flipped over and smashed into the guardrail. woman and two of her children were thrown from the car. the young mother faces very serious charges. >> for a parent to get in the vehicle with their children, if, in fact, you know, they are intoxicated, then you are bringing chargeses in of child -- charges in of child endangerment. >> reporter: the 4-year-old was the most seriously injured. her mother and 6-year-old sister are being treated at santa rosa hospital. her 2-year-old brother was found unhurt, strapped in his car seat. they are all expected to
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survive. 7:35. two firefighters recovering now after being hurt while battling a house fire in alamo. take a look at this video the fire department gave us. the fire's going real good. the fire started about 8:30 last night in a fireplace in the second floor, then it spread to the attic and the roof. we're told everyone in the house got out safely but those two firefighters had to be treated at the hospital. one suffered cut to his hand. the other suffered a head injury. berkeley police have arrested a man they say hit a police officer with his car. police say they responded to the call of a wallet being stolen on hines avenue. they were given the description of the alleged robber and his car. while the police searched the area, an officer found the car. when he approached the suspect, the suspect ran him over. we're told that police officer is listed in stable condition at a nearby hospital. >> all right. it is 7:36. we want to check in with sal for an update on the commute,
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especially southbound 101 in north bay. it was completely stopped when we last checked with jade. i imagine it must be a really long stretch of backed up traffic there. >> that's right. let's get right to the picture. southbound 101 -- in fact, they are moving the debris left over from the accident. so they've just opened the lanes on southbound 101, they managed to get the truck off the road and took it off the ramp on lincoln. they are about to open these lanes. as a matter of fact, as they clean up the debris, they are gonna ask us to move here. southbound 101 is backed up into sonoma county this morning. it's a huge backup. all of the lanes are gonna be reopen. they just need a few more minutes to sweep the debris out from the lanes and they are gonna open the lanes here on southbound 101. but the damage is didn't if you are driving from novato and getting onto san rafael, you have to give yourself extra time. if you have the luxury of putting that trip off, if you can do it, you should probably
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do it until much later in the morning. to the bay bridge, that's backed up if you are driving westbound on bay bridge. it's about a 5-minute delay getting into san francisco. south bay commute, very's traffic in pockets. 280 is slow at 17. 101 is slow here and there from the gilroy area. pockets all the way up to sunnyvale. it's very busy there. let's go to steve. >> thank you, sir. we had this system, more of a rain producer than a wind producer. there's still some pockets of rain. our pattern now, we've changed now that we're into march, we had the cold pattern in february. so some morning rain and wind and then sun, clouds, breezy showers. there will be some off and on rain. you will get some sunbreaks. the weekend, it look like clouds move in on saturday night and then for everybody on sunday and there are early
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signs that it might add up to be decent. we'll see. we still have a few days to tackle it. the main parent low is just flying up in vancouver. that's what increased the wind ahead of it. watch in marin county here, i do believe -- let me get to the rain totals first. lagunitas, 1.50. ben lomond, opinion 86, petaluma, .74. texas/crockette-- s an francisco/crockett. look at this little cell. it keeps on marching along. no wonder they are having cleanup issues. back to stinson beach. 5 livermore. what? yeah. 56. a little south wind will do that. a very mild air mass over us
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right now. sanmateo, our target forecast. they started off at 48. 61, some sunbreaks, rather breezy to windy conditions. one system moves out. what we'll see, there will be a series of systems kind of clipping us here as they rotate around the gulf of mexico. they come -- gulf of alaska. they come in but they rotate around. sun, clouds, showers, breezy with temperatures in the 50s by noon and then visits to to -- and then 50s to 60s. slightly cooler than yesterday. sun, clouds, showers, we'll hold on thursday. we get a break on friday. saturday it starts to cloud up and then on sunday rain. there are signs that the salmon run will be strong enough for a full she son of commercial fishing. biologists are forecasting a tripling the of -- of the fish
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-- of the fishes' run. state fish and game announced preliminary projections about 350 million. overnight, another bizarre message from libyan leader, moammar gadhafi. while there are you reports -- while there are new report of air strikes. and the unusual steps vallejo residents are doing to try to cut back on prostitution.
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we're hearing reports of air strikes this morning. they are battling pro- government troops. the u.s. and allies have discussed a no fly had zone over libya to prevent air strikes on civilians. and this morning, moammar gadhafi warned thousands of the u.s. will die and that he will fight last and last woman to defend his country. :44. a tsa worker -- 7:44. a tsa worker at the buffalo niagara airport in new york wassested -- arrested accused of helping a drug dealer get through the security. they say mineta walker helped the suspected drug dealer,
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derrick frank, get around the body scanner on several occasions as well as other passengers. both walker and frank have pled guilty. walker faces up to six years in prison and if convicted, frank could get up to 20 years. it's a blunt warning to college students planning a trip to mexico for spring break. texas safety officials are telling them to avoid mexico and stay alive. last year, they issued a warning about border towns now they say there is a risk of violence throughout the country of mexico. they say there have been a profound escalation of violence that can happen anywhere for complete disregard for innocent bystanders. some officials say they are exaggerating and -- some students say they are exaggerating and don't plan to cancel their trip. jeffrey halpern was
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snowboarding at north star when he became separated from his friend. his body was found and it's not clear if he crashed into the tree or suffocated after hitting a snowbank. a third bay area pharmacy has been robbed now and what investigators say is a crime spree fueled by drugs. last night a pharmacy in pleasant hill was formed and over the past week and a half, pharmacies in concord and clayton have been hit. now, police in clayton say a whiteman in his 30s wearing a beanie and sunglasses walked right through the front -- front door of a cvs last friday and headed straight to the pharmacy. they say in every store, he was only after one thing. >> he had what we call unforgiving, any -- the opiates build a rapid tolerance and that means you will need more for the same effect. there's no end for that. >> police say he was after the
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cough syrup that contains codeine. very addictive. we spoke to the drug rehab counselor who says the codeine syrup causes the same effects of heroin. it can lead to very dangerous and violent behavior. police departments from all you a three -- from all three cities are working on this case. residents in vallejo are blaming a limited police presence for an increase in prostitution in their city. the-- the police department says the number of officers on streets have gone from 155 to 90 since the city filed for bankruptcy and since the cut, more prostitutes have been seen along sonoma boulevard. so residents have formed what they are calling a ho-patrol. >> we establish a presence and take back our neighborhood. >> the patrol takes pictures and documents where they spend their time. then they turn the information over to police and say this makes it easier to track the
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prostitutes. police say they appreciate the a troll stepping in and helping to monitor the situation. the stage is finally set for the long-delayed perjury trial of barry bonds. >> how are you doing? >> doing very good. how are you? >> bonds returned to the federal court in san francisco yesterday to reenter his not guilty plea. it was the last major hearing before the scheduled start of his trial later this month. he's accused of lying to a grand jury when he testified that he never knowingly used steroids. bonds and his former trainer were in in court together for the first time. the judge warned greg anderson he will return to prison if he refuses to testify in the perjury trial. but anderson still refuses to take the stand. he's already done jail time
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when he refused to testify against barry bonds, who is his childhood friend. today, president obama will hold out medals, including quincey jones, james taylor, harper lee and meryl streep. well, the original manuscript of the national anthem was moved from fort mchenry in baltimore for the first time in almost -- oh, 200 years. yesterday, framed manuscript was transferred by armored car for just a couple of hours, honoring the star spangled banner. the miaouing script is kept in a very special place to reserve the parchment -- manuscript is kept in a very special place to reserve the parchment. "american idol" is making cuts and the battle of the
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sexes is underway. ♪ >> that was great! >> last night the top 12 boys took to the stage, singing songs that they had chosen. while the judges had their favorite, the voting power will now be turned over to america. tonight, the girls will have their chance to make an impression. >> you have those judges sitting there. they are watching you. can you entertain them? that's your biggest thing. you if out there and you try to entertain them and you sing and you sing and you sing. the girls are hoping to take the crown back from the boys, who have won it three years in a row. you can watch the female semifinalists take the stage tonight at 8:00 right here on ktvu. >> let's hear it for the boy. >> we'll see. >> but those ladies are good. >> yes. >> very, very good. a new top ten list of toxic cities in america. believe it or not, four of them are here in california.
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7:53. the patterson woman who tragically lost her son, juliani cardenas, is a mother us, once again. tabitha cardenas has given birth to a girl last week. >> it's not really like a replacement. but it's something that kind of helps, you know. >> cardenas says she plans on telling her new a lot about her older brother but it will be difficult to tell her what happened to him. pictures of juliani are all around the house, even above the crib. the father of the baby girl is also the suspected kidnapper of juliani cardenas. yesterday, investigators confirmed that a body found in the delta last month is that of car nene dis.
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police say he -- cardenas. police say he drove his vehicle -- jose rodriquez drove his vehicle into the delta and it was confirmed it was jose rodriquez. 7:55. we want to check in once again with sal keeping a close eye on the commute and how is the 101 doing in the north bay. it's not all that good because we had the truck accident on southbound 101 heading down to the civic center. that's why the traffic is really slow. we're gonna do the contra costa commute now because a lot of people there are in a bunch of slow traffic from concord to walnut creek. very slow. if you drive from 242, most of the way down to san ramon, you
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will be in stop and go traffic. also, 580 to livermore looks okay. 880 northbound looks fine. but we do have a new accident reported northbound 880 near mission boulevard. truck went through the fence there. now at 7:55, we're looking at the bay bridge, the traffic is backed up here for a 15-minute wait. less go to steve -- let's go to steve. all right, sal. there's a still a pocket of rain hanging over marin county most of the moving hours. there it is, right there. it looks like it's decreasing but it's not going anywhere. there's also a line of showers that's been forming out again from about pittsburgh antioch, clayton back to the peninsula. you can see it stretching there. and also the south bay, the santa cruz mountains has been dealing with some rain. it look like it's decreasing towards morgan hill. still hanging back towards the santa cruz coastline and also the santa cruz mountains. we've had some okay rain
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totals, nothing too great but over an inch of rain loguneitas. we've had gusts 45 to 50 miles an hour in some of the higher elevations. one system is moving through and then a system will come around in the next 48 hours. rain this morning, very windy conditions. a mixed bag of sun, showers and highs 50s and 60s. although there are some mid-50s due to the south wind and mild air mass. rain starts saturday night in the north bay and then for everybody on sunday, dave and tori? >> thank you, steve. it's 7:5 7. it's a story we've been following for the past hour, right now, federal agents are cracking down on observed crime in the bay area. we'll be live at the scene. also, one bay area service station in particular raising eyebrows even in these days of skyrocketing gas prices.
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huge problems in the north bay because of a truck accident that's caused huge problems on southbound 101. the second hour of "mornings on 2" starts now. good morning. welcome back to "mornings on 2." i'm tori campbell. >> good morning. i'm dave clark. it's wednesday, march 2nd. there's pockets of rain this morning. really windy, let's check in with steve to see where the rain is falling right now. the santa cruz mountains, the off-and-on showers, in marin county, especially southern marin county, right where the lumber spill has been, it doesn't seem to want to let up that's starting to decrease a little bit. it's been really active most of the morning. therein lies a cleaner process. it keeps going and going and going. it looks like there might be
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and end to it. there's lines starting to stretch, back over towards the south bay where they are dealing with in the santa cruz mountains back over to san jose. very windy. we've had gusts to 50. here's sal. steve, avenue we -- we've had a bad morning on the bay area freeways. contra costa county is busy, alameda traffic 580, 880 heading south. i want to show you marin county via the map system because we've had very busy traffic from well below the marin/sonoma county line all the way up to petaluma because of that earlier truck zest. the accident causing problems along southbound 101. that's where jade hernandez is live right now along highway 101. jade? >> reporter: you are right, sal. the southbound lanes did reopen but you can see that still means slow traffic right here. i want you to take a look here. we do have video. moments after our live shot we
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saw the big rig that caused the problem. this incident happened at 5:40. we saw the trailer being rehitched to a rig and being driven off the freeway. that was two hours after the incident happened. we were told by the chp that rain didn't cause the incident. but that big -- but that big rig caused the accident when it lost the trailer. no one was hurt in the accidents. the driver of the big rig wasn't hurt and the two drivers in the minor accident that followed also, not injured. but computers this morning -- commuters this morning, i want it bring you live out here, still very, very slow. we're monitoring the situation because traffic all morring has been slow because of the rain. they've dealt with high wind advisories on the bay bridge, dumbarton bridge, san mateo
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bridge. they've also had flooding throughout the bay area. several different spots for that. of course, keep in mind, traffic is slow this moving, take your patience with you. and try to get through rest of your compute. jade hernandez, ktvu channel 2 news. time now 8:02. here is a story we've been following for the past hour. federal agents, dozens of them, have converged on a building in emlyville -- emeryville. this is mart of a crackdown on -- part after crackdown on observed crime. kraig debro is out there live with the details. what's going on, kraig? >> reporter: this happened a the 6:03 precisely this morning. we're at park and san pablo. there's federal, state and lome police all around the area. look across the street. you see many cars out here and then over on this street of the -- side of the street, you see the emeryville police. they are basically holding the boundaries together. you have irs agents state department of justice agents, alameda county sheriff's offices in there. i've been in contact with a
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member of the extended family of the owner of the company, he -- of the club. he says they are this shock. they don't know what's going on. this is video from this morning that we shot. this shows the scene talking to agents made available to us, they didn't speak much about this. one gentleman we spoke to said he he's on the restaurant side. he's saying that because the restaurant is on one side, the casino is on the otherle he's -- here's what he saw -- >> 15, 16 police officers. they said run, don't hold. they asked me to come close to them and they asked us -- it's a search for casino only. don't worry. everything's okay. just stay put. >> we have a multi-agency this
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morning. publicly, there's nothing available. hopefully tomorrow or next day we'll have something to share. >> reporter: the irs would not tell me which agency is here, even though the fbi is part of this, the state department of justice is here. we can see 0 the jackets -- see the jackets. why irs is involved, it could be a tax issue, at least that's what they are saying. everything is under seal as you heard the officer say. i'm hoping to speak to owner of the card club to see if he can give me some more answers. kraig debro, ktvu channel 2 news. >> five minutes after 8:00. right now, in washington, d.c., the second day of a three- day federal hearing is underway looking into the san bruno pipeline explosion. these are live pictures from the hearing. today, the focus is on -- is on how much people in san bruno knew of the danger presented by the pg&e pipeline running under
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the -- running under the city. in system, san bruno's fire chief said he didn't even know about the existence of the transmission line until it blew up. we'll have a live report from oured with newsroom -- coming up. also, "day of action" in the oakland school districts, including oakland high school on macarthur boulevard, where about two dozen students and teachers are out holding signs and leafletting. coming up soon, claudine wong will have a live report on the marches and rallies planned around the bay area today. drivers in dublin are staying away from one particular gas station because of the price that's on the sign outside. now, just take a look at this. the sign, look at the top there, regular gas selling for
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$9.83 a gal be. we called the chevron station, one of the employees told us, those numbers are transposed. the real price is $3.89. he says the sign is electronically generated from another location and he can't fix it, ka change. the other two grades of gas you see there are priced a mott -- are priced at more than $4 a gallon. the sign says $9.83. are you charged that? >> that's the question. that's question. >> i guess a lot of people don't want to check that -- take that chance. okay. let's check in with sal who has been very busy this morning. really treacherous driving out there. >> it's been bad. a lot of the times, the crashes are not caused by the wet weather. the backups are made worse by it. let's take a look at 880 and 101. pretty slow traffic. for the most part we've not had any major crashes. i want to move the map down to
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the right here. there is a new crash northbound 880 at mission boulevard where a truck went through the fence and emergency vehicles are on the frontage area. driving from union city to fremont, you will see the emergency vehicle activity and it's slowing traffic. if you are on your way down to 237, you -- 237 you will wonder whyis slow. moving to contra costa county, pretty heavy traffic from concord all the way down to san ramon. live pictures, 101 southbound in san rafael. it's backed up because of that earlier problem we had on the freeway here at lincoln. we had a truck crash here. southbound 101 traffic is very, very slow coming up and over the hill into central san rafael, it stretches way back into sonoma county. this morning's drive at the bay bridge toll plaza that's packed up for about a 20-minute delay.
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we're full strength today on the traffic. >> yes, we are, sal, and for the weather, too. there's still plenty of plain. it's very mild out. we are seeing mid-50s for temperatures. our system is plowing through right now. it should go through the next hour or so. as we stretch it out for today. we'll get some sunbreaks later on. breezy, blustery. occasionally. one hangs out in marin county and doesn't seem to want to move. friday looks okay. saturday will start off okay. sunday looks like rain for everybody. the rain saturday night should be mainly in the north bay.
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watch how -- right there, the little cell in marin county keeps going and going. also down towards the santa cruz mountains and a line stretching from the east bay right back over the san mateo bridge a littleby. scattered showers over highway 92 and then over to half moon bay. nothing too heavy but there is a line forming there. livermore, 57. hayward, 56. concord, 56. much milder air mass in place. we're still getting the south wind. coming in. once the system goes through, you can see little cells here come flying in. floats and -- floats to 50s -- 40s to 50s. once the front goes through we'll get more of a north-
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northwest wind, the mild lows will start to back off a littleby. 50s and 60sen the temperatures but nothing compared to february when everything was coming down to the north. we'll have a break on friday, increasing clouds on saturday. and it looks like moderate to heavy rain for everybody on sunday. dave? >> thank you. in a couple of hours, am -- apple will unveil the new ipad. the new ipad is reportedly is a lot lin thinner and fast -- a lot thinner and faster with a glare-free screen. it's also expected to have a larger speaker for playing videos and movies and may have a connection for high- definition tv. now, ktvu sources also hear that steve jobs will be there. he's been out on medical leave as you know. the whole event takes place at the yerba buena center for the
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arts at 10:00 a.m. we'll have a live report coming up in about a half an hour. breaking news. a deadly attack at one of europe's busiest airports. a bay area -- also, a bay area woman survived a terrifying car ride. and the owner of the as says he cannot wait to hire a moving van but one big roadblock is still in his way.
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we're following breaking news from frankfurt, germany. shots were fired from a bus carrying american troops outside the frankfurt airport, which is the second busiest hub in europe. reportedly two people were shot and killed. we can't confirm whether they are american troops right now. we're getting conflicting reports it may have been a bus driver and someone else on there, but there are reports of at least two people shot and killed. we're also getting a report that the shooter is in custody. now this is happening as we get this information in. we don't even know too much else right now. but we'll bring you details as soon as they become available. in washington, d.c., federal investigators are trying to find out why people in san bruno didn't know there was a gas pipeline running under their neighborhood. ktvu's alison burns joins us live from our d.c. bureau about
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what's being revealed in day two of the three-day hearing about the pipeline explosion. alison? >> reporter: tori, let's get a live look at the hearing. the san bruno fire chief, dennis hague, said the fire department did not know about the pipeline before the explosion. eight people were killed and dozens of homes destroyed in the disaster. just a few minutes ago, chief hague talked about the fact that local residents were not informed about the pipeline. >> they had no idea about the pipeline. there's something that has to be done to make that right. >> reporter: a top pg&e official conceded this morning that it had not formally notified first responder about the existence of the pipeline. chief hague said the department would have done more disaster planning, had it known about it. chief hague also said the response would have been different if pg&e had been able to shut off the flow of gas more likely. live team coverage washington, d.c., alison burns, ktvu channel 2 news.
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all right. thank you, alison. our coverage of today's hearing continues at our channel 2 website. we have a reporter inside the hearing blogging updates and we have a link to live webcast. just look for the gas line explosion tab on the front page of ktvu.com. we've also just learned that police have released the names of the woman and her grandson killed in a home explosion in ohio. police say 63-year-old regina proudfoot and her 21-year-old grandson, robert, were the only victims in the blast. it happened around 4:00 this morning in ohio. the cause is under investigation. police say it may have been due to a propane tank. 8:17. a central valley woman survived a terrifying ride clinging to the roof of a minivan that was going 100 miles an hour. police say the woman's husband, 36-year-old christopher carol, was driving. he was arrest and booked on attempted murder and other
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charges. this started very early, saturday morning, in man teak cau, but it ended here in the bay area. the woman said she first got in front of the van trying to keep her husband from driving off after they had an argument. but he didn't stop. she ended up on the roof, the hood of the car. >> i was holding on literally by the tips of my fingers and basically by my ageles -- ankles. now i know it was the stewed iist thing in my life -- stupidest thick in my life i've done. >> police say the man finally slowed down in pleasanton, allowing the would to roll of van. witnesses who actually saw this helped take her to a hospital. that's where she was treated for trains -- scrapes and hypothermia. as' owner, lou wolfe, cannot wait to hire a moving
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van and move to san jose. he can move to san jose in three years once he gains permission from mlb to move the team to the san jose. and he's opposed the -- aghast the giants are opposing the  move. there's no sign they are ready to budge. the giants are reportedly running out of patient shens with their highest-paid player. pitcher barry zito is having a rough spring training. they say he's far from safe. the team may be willing to buy out his huge contract, $18 million a year. zito was left off the postseason roster. you may remember last fall the giants won the world series. the largest winery in mendocino county could be in new hands by next month. a wine producer in chile is
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buying fetzer wineries for $238 million. the deal does not include the super premium brand. however however, several other brand along with the winery and the vineyard property are for sale. all right. 8:17. a tough lesson learned by a bay area teacher about classroom self-control. the lesson came the hard way. a movie actor heads to the bay area talking about a really live crisis. good morning. if you are driving anywhere in the bay area, the wet weather will show you down. we also have numerous problems to tell you about. more traffic and weather -- straight ahead.
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a school teacher in atherton is on paid leave after he rattled a table to get his students' attention. this happened yesterday at selby lane school. investigators say one of the students was so startled by this, she called the police. but other students apparently weren't upset by it at all. however, the redwood city school district placed that teacher on leave because the police were called in. mickey rooney will testify on capitol hill before the senate's special committee on aging which is looking into elder abuse. the 90-year-old actor has accused his stepchildren of mismanaging his money and threatening him. rooney also claims he's been denied food and medicine. a judge has issued a
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restraining order in the case with a hearing scheduled next month. soaring gas prices are driving some people to fill up illegally. police in south carolina say there have been at least five incidents from of gas stealing. police say the people drill holes through gas tanks and drab out the gas. most people don't realize there is a hole in the tank until their next trip to the gas station. it can cost about $1,000 to repair the damage. >> wow. >> that must be frustrating, you keep filling and filling and -- >> yeah. sal's been -- i haven't asked you about the toll plaza. >> yeah. it's been pretty busy, dave. the first thing we're gonna look at is marin county. along southbound 101 very heavy traffic. down to taupe -- sorry, to the
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middle of marin county, these are live pictures of southbound 101 heading down to the middle of 508. let's go to the toll plaza. westbound bay bridge toll plaza, that traffic is going to be backed up for at least a 30- minute delay getting into san francisco. we very heavy traffic on the east shore freeway from pinole to richmond and new accident from 80 southbound to hesperian boulevard. let's go to steve. thank you, sal. >> we do have the system that's hit and miss. gusts along -- gusts around 50. it's really mild. in the mid-50s for some. we heard from ron up in cazadero, had 3 inches of rain. the rain's let up. so hases the wind. we're not done get. some of the rain lagunitas, 1
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inch. 56 concord, 56 hayward, mountain. 57 livermore. not a cold system at all. it's companying out out of the west-southwest -- it's coming out of the -- west-southwest. temperatures will be in the upper 50s to low 60s. once the front goes through, we'll get more of a westerly breeze. it's still rather mild. we'll end up with upper 50s and low os for many. more of the same on thursday, a break on friday, increasing clouds on saturday, saturday night rain and sunday looks like rain for everybody. we'll be back after this. >> all right.
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southbound 101, you are looking at a live picture of traffic in san rafael, still recovering from an earlier truck crash. it happened near lincoln. it was on the freeway for about an hour. these are pictures taken earlier this morning. the truck was loaded with lumber. it came off its cab and what happened there was they had to get the truck out of the way. the load shifted. they had to shift it back. it took them quite a while to do it. the crash really creating a huge backup. we'll have another update in a few minutes. 8:29. today's been labeled "a day of action." students and teachers at oakland high school wrapped up a demonstration before their classes. ktvu's claudine wong has more on what else is being planned for today, a busy day, claudine. >> reporter: it is a busy day filled with protests. most of them will be out midday. these are the leaflets being
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handed out trying to get the message out today about cuts. about 15 minutes ago, there were a couple of dozens of teachers and students out there. they were holding out signs and handing out leaflets to the parents dropping kids off. this is just the start of the day. the oakland unified school district actually put out a note about events, urging kids to stay in school. but it is an emergency bill symbolic of the situations school directions across the state are facing because of budget cuts. we've also learned at oakland high school we're learning that the kids want to talk walk out -- to walk out. that's not something that the
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teachers and principals condone. the students want to walk out and say hopefully more people will listen if they do. claudine wong, back to you. >> thank you. 8:30. well a uc davis student arrested back in 2009 during student protests is now suing. brianna holmes is accusing uc davis police and the yellow county sheriff's department of excessive force. now she was accused of a -- of assaulting an officer and resisting arrest. this case went to trial but it was dismissed after a jury could not come up with a verdict. ms.holmes claims she was an innocent bystander in the protest. now she's seeking unspecified damages. >> it's a sure bet. ktvu sources say steve jobs will be at the big ipad ii unveiling later this morning. tom vacar will also be there. tom joins us with a presue of what kind of -- preview of what kind of features might be seen
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on the ipad. >> reporter: we will, we don't know what the -- well, we don't know what all of the features will be. apple was always the first to bring new things to the market. what aim talking about? well, the first i-ipad debuted less than a year ago. by the end of 2010 there were 30 tablets on the market -- market. now there are 132 manufacturers or in development. the first was the stylater followed by the ran-tablet in the '60s. in with 2001. >> gill gates -- in twin, bill gates -- 2001, bill gate showed off a version. >> they would be stupid to ignore the competitor. you have very formidable lines,
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motorola, samsung. google's system is getting better. clearly, apple has to innovate and come up with products people love. >> reporter: now, some suggested features are perhaps a double camera, a much better screen, a lot more kinds of ways to use the ipad in a way that you can person -- personalize it. but apple will probably have a few surprises that's why we will be there. but tablet race is absolutely definitely on and the reality of the situation is apple is going to put something out there that will probably wow people. tom vacar, ktvu channel 2 news. 8:33. sanfrancisco police are investigating a mysterious death in north beach. a man's body was found inside of a jewelry store last night on mason street. now, this grim discovery came while police were checking on the welfare of the unidentified
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man. homicide detectives, they are now involved in this accident but police won't say any comments or reports that the man was shot to death. a young mother from santa rosa is facing drunk driving charges after a very serious roll over crash last night that injured her children. look at the pictures. now, the serious accident happened last night on laughlin road. not far from the sonoma county airport. the chp says 23-year-old christen a -- gal lin was behind the wheel of a speeding suv that flew off the road, flynned over and smashed into a guardrail. the woman and two of her children were actually thrown from the vehicle. that young mother now faces some very serious charge. for a parent to get in the vehicle with their children, if, in fact, you know, they are intoxicate, then you bring in charges of child endangerment and stuff like that. >> a 4-year-old girl was the most seriously injured. she was airlifted to children's
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hospital in oakland. the mother and her 6-year-old -- and the 6-year-old daughter they are being treated at santa rosa memorial hospital. a 2-year-old child was found unhurt, still trapped in his car seat, trapped -- strapped in his car seat. and all of them are expected to survive. two firefighters are recovering after being hurt while fighting a house fire in alamo. this is new video the fire department gave us. the officials say the fire farther -- started around 8:30 last night on the second floor before spreading to -- to the attic and roof. two firefighters were taken to the hospital. one suffered cuts to his hands the other had injuries to his head. berkeley police arrested a man they say hit -- they say hit an officer in his car.
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they were looking for his car. a police located the car, approached the suspect and he ran him over. the officer is in the hospital. let's go to sal. breaking news. something just happened to caltrain. >> one of the trains came into san francisco and ran into the track stopper. it runs out at -- out at the caltrain station. one of the trains came in, i guess going too fast and bumped that track stopper thing which is bolted into the ground. and several people fell off the -- they were standing on the train, they fell down. i-- these are reports from twitter and some people have posted pictures on it. we're just fining out about this -- finding out about this. sanfrancisco fire department is responding. we know that for sure. but these are coming in from twitter reports. several people have done it. it sounds credible that someone has been hurt. we'll let you know more. let's take a look at 101. it's pretty rainy there.
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but i want to show you that 101 traffic is still busy because of the earlier problem we've had. westbound bay bridge, backed up to about a 20-minute delay. and all the way to the south bay, slow traffic in the south bay on 48 and 17. let's go to steve. thank you, sal. we do have gusty locations. we saw 50 miles an hour in some of the east bay hills, also higher elevations in marin county and at point reyes light house. here's-- there's been a little cell that's been hanging out in marin county. it's been there all morning long. there are pockets where the rain is falling and others with cloudy conditions. some of the rain was okay. not great. some was lousy, some was really good.
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temperatures are in the 50s. 57 in livermore. 55 in concord, 56 hayward. even low 50s, san rafael, napa. 51 in san francisco. might be cooler if you get a west wind. it looks like the front is slicing through. we'll see more of a westerly breeze or more of a westerly breeze. kind of a rainy morning for some and then just windy, cloudy for others. we'll have kind of a partly sunny/partly cloudy day. breezy cooler. 50s and 60s on the menu here today even though it's rather mild. these temperatures, once the front goes through, we'll start to cool off and rain comes in saturday night for the north bay, it looks like everybody on sunday. 8:38. there's signs this year's salmon run will be strong enough for a full season of commercial fishing. the salmon population may
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triple according to biologists. predictions were made that up to 350 million of salmon exist in the waters. the season begins usually in the middle of april. columbian soccer player is spending three months in jail after killing the mascot off -- dash mascot of the opposing team. we want to warn you. you may kind in -- find this video disturbing. there there was a delay in the game, so he kicked the bird off the field. the bird was rushed to the vet but died. the player expressed regret after learning it was the mascot. but fans say they will not forgive him. we're getting breaking news from washington, d.c. we'll tell you what just happened to
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prevent a shutdown. >> reporter: federal agents are tight-lipped about why they raided a car club in emeryville.
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dozens of federal agents have converged on a card club in elleryville. it's part of -- emeryville. it's part of a crackdown. kraig debro is there now and just spoke to a spokesperson from the irs. craig, what have you learned? >> reporter: well -- kraig, what have you learned from the spokesperson? >> reporter: not much except she can't say much. this is the club behind me. there's two locations in the club. 2001 is the dining hall. the other is the -- one is the dining hall the other is the casino. all she could say there's several law enforcement agents here. it all happened at 6:00 a.m. at the club, right around the corner from pixar studios. people inside the club say they were scare and shocked by what they saw. the irs agents wouldn't say why they were raiding the club or if anyone was arrested. the feds say the warrants under seal should be available tomorrow. customers we talked to said the
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agents were talking to -- were asking specific questions. >> did i seek any cheating or loan sharking or did anybody ever ask me did i need a loan or anything like that? i told them no. >> what about drugs? >> they asked if i had ever seen some drug deals. >> yeah. fbi! oakland police! everybody's here. almost like -- there's so many, it's like -- each person had one police officer. >> reporter: the irs agent did say this was one of at least -- two places that were being raided. multiple places around the bay area. for what reason, we don't know. i've actually been in contact with an extended member. the owner and the family is very surprise and very shocked by what's going on here.
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reporting live in emeryville, kraig debro, ktvu channel 2 news. 8:44. let's bring you up to date on some of the other top stories we're following right now. just within the last hour, shots were fired at a bus carrying u.s. troops at the airport in frankfurt, germany. the details are pretty sketchy but reportedly two people were kill. two others were wounded. it's not absolutely certain if american soldiers are among the dead or injured. we are told the gunman was captured. we'll bring you more details as they are available. we're also getting reports out of libya that forces lower to moammar gadhafi are now launching tier -- forces loyal to moammar gadhafi are now launching tear gas in a nearby city. and within the last ten minutes, a stop-gap bill was generated. that would avert a shutdown on friday. that bill is now going to
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president obama for his signature. we're hearing that today president obama will propose pose creation of an independent board of private and public sector leaders to review real estate owned by the federal government that could be sold. the administration says at least 14,000 government structures are no longer needed and thousands more are not fully used. president obama wants to put the property up for sale to help with the budget deficit. 8:45. it's a pleasant warning to college students -- a blunt warning to college students planning a trip to mexico for spring break. texas officials are saying, avoid mexico and say a -- stay alive. last year they named the word he towns. now they say the violence can happen anywhere. they say there's been a profound escalation that can happen.
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some travel officials say texas is exaggerating the risk and students, some of them, say they will not cancel their plans. the victim who was snowboarding at north star at tahoe on saturday. he became separated by his friends. later on his body was found in a tree well. investigators are not sure if he crashed into the tree or if he suffocated after hitting a snowbank. contra costa county investigators say a string of pharmacy robberies being fueled by drug addiction. last night, a pharmacy in pleasant hill was robbed and pharmacies in concord and clayton in the last week and a half have been hit. clayton says a man in his 30s wearing a beanie and sunglasses walked right in the front door of a cvs store and headed state for the pharmacy. police say in every store, the
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man was only after one thing. >> the opiates build a tolerance. toll rains means you need more for the -- tolerance means you need more. there's no end to it. >> we spoke to a rehab counselor who says codeine produces the same effects of heroin and can lead to dangerous and violent behavior. now police departments from all three cities are working on the case. residents in vallejo are blaming a shortage of police officers for a rise in prostitution there and they are taking the problem into their own hands to deal with it. the police department says the number of officers on the streets of vallejo has dropped from 155 to 90 since the city has filed for bankruptcy. and since the -- since that reduction, more prostitutes are being seen along sonoma boulevard. residents have formed whatty
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call the ho patrol. their mission, push out prostitutes. >> we establish a presence and take back our neighborhood. >> the ho patrol takes pictures of prostitutes and documents where they've been spending their time. that information is taken -- is anyone turned over to the police would say it's easier to track down the prostitutes. police say the prostitutes are. -- are coming in from other cities and states and they are a lot bolder. police appreciates the help from the ho patrol. the state is finally set for the long-delayed perjury trial of barry bonds. >> how are you doing? >> doing very good. how are you? >> bonds returned to the federal courthouse in san francisco yesterday to reenter his noth plea -- plea. it was the last hurdle before the hearing. he's accused of lying to a grand jury when he testified
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that he never knowingly used steroids. bonds and his former trainer were in court for the first time. the judge warned anderson that he will return to prison if he refuses to testify in the perjury trial. anderson refuses to testify. president obama will award medals to 20 very special at the white house. the recipients include quincey jones and james taylor, as well as harper lee and actress meryl streep. also the original manuscript of the national anthem was moved from fort mc-- mchenry in baltimore for the first time. it was transferred by an armed car -- armored car.
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in fort mchenry, where francis scott key wrote this, it's been kept in a very special place, preserving the parchment. "american idol" it's the boys against the girls. >> yeah! last night the top 12 boys took the stage singing sons they had chosen themselves. while the judges had their favorite, the voting power will be turned over to america. to the, the girls will have their chance to make an impression. >> you have the judges sitting there, they are watching you. can you entertain us? that's your biggest thing. you know, you go out there and you try to entertain them and you sing and you sing and you sing. >> the girls are hoping to take the "american idol" crown from the boys who have won it three years in a row. you can watch the female
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semifinalists take the stage. >> of all of the idol winners so far, my cave rit is carrie under-- carry -- my favorite female is carrie underwood. sal was telling us early about a caltrain accident in san francisco. we'll get more details about what's happening with that and bring it to you as soon as we can. also, new video from oakland. fire crews say they found more than just flames inside a burning warehouse this morning. marcy: no, but there's a charming farmhouse. bree: right next to my posh castle! i'm sensing a theme here. well, i am the queen, dear sister.
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oakland firefighters found hot spots while responding to a warehouse fire on chestnut. the flames caused considerable damage. no one was hurt. oakland police are now investigating. el cerrito police are looking for a man they say attempted to lure a 10-year-old girl into his truck. the incident happened around 3:00 p.m. on monday near saint jerome catholic school on san carlos avenue. the suspect's truck is described as beat up with the word "ford" written in silver lettering across the back. it also has the construction rack with wooden -- with wooden side panels. anyone with information is asked to call el cerrito police. four california cities made the new forbes list of the most toxic american cities. at the top of the state police, bakersfield. as the -- that's the second most toxic city in america.
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that's because bakersfield, according to the survey, had 43 days with unacceptable air quality in 2009. fresno was number three on the list. losangeles six and the riverside/san bernardino area, number 10. philadelphia ranked worst and new york came in number four. actor charlie sheen is not allowed one 1 -- within 100 yards of his twin sons. they were removed from his house last night after a court order was granted to his estranged wife brook mueller. did i say that right? >> yes. >> she got a restraining order after he threatened her life. her mother is helping care for the sons and sheen is fighting to get his sons back. a piece of hair from justin bieber in about an hour will be off the market.
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the popstar cut off his famous hair and right now his hair is up for sale on ebay. we just checked, the current bid is $15,500. now-- i'm not making this up. justin bieber donated his hair to ellen degeneres who put them up for auction. all of the proceeds will go to an animal rescue organization. >> amazing what people will stay for a few lox of hair. locks of hair. let's check in with sal one more time. >> i want to show you a picture from our viewer, willie diaz snapped this with his phone, and sent the firefighters coming in. this caltrain came to the enend -- came to the end of the track and ran into this thing at the bottom, ran into it. several people were knocked down. and there's reports there were rather serious injuries. nothing life-threatening but still serious injuries. paramedics and fire crews are
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on the scene. westbound 24, still heavy traffic getting up to the la fayetteary yay. at the toll plaza -- la fayette area. at the toll plaza, about a 15- minute delay. let's go to steve. mostly cloudy, scattered showers, rather breezy to windy at times. we'll carry that into thursday. friday will be a dry day and then saturday increasing clouds, rain in the north bay, it looks like, for everybody on sunday. plenty going on for march. >> really. it's only the 2nd day of march and a lot of activity for everybody. that will do it for us, everyone. >> bye now.
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